Posts Tagged: teeth grinding chicago

3 Things Bruxism Does to Your Smile

Bruxism is the clinical name for the constant, unconscious grinding of your teeth. Though commonly referred to as a habit, the truth is that bruxism is a chronic condition, and patients who experience it often can’t stop even if they wanted to. The good news is that Dr. James Fondriest can likely treat your condition… Read more »

Causes of Bruxism | Teeth Grinding

What is bruxism? Bruxism is a serious dental health condition. Grinding your teeth can create tiny lesions on your tooth enamel. Even though enamel is harder than platinum, this outer surface will begin to erode with severe grinding pressure over extended periods. Sufferers of bruxism wear down their enamel by clenching their jaw during the… Read more »

Relieve Stress and Treat TMJ Disorder in Chicago

April is designated as an awareness month for many different health conditions, such as Autism Awareness, STD Awareness, and Parkinson’s Awareness, to name a few. April also creates awareness for a common American condition: stress. Today is National Stress Awareness day. Over half of Americans said they are concerned about their level of stress in… Read more »

How Stress Affects the Teeth

If you’re under a lot of stress, it’s important to relax your body as soon as possible to avoid damaging your teeth from long-term anxiety habits. A simple soak in the tub and a visit to Dr. Fondriest can help calm your body to relieve your painful behaviors. How Stress Affects Your Mouth Stress and… Read more »